Auto theft up, police tell West Seattle Crime Prevention Council

The headline from tonight’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting came right at the start, in the crime-trends briefing from Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Pierre Davis: An “upswing” in auto theft. Lt. Davis said the most recent week tallied 19 thefts, more than double the usual average. (Apparently a regional problem, as that also is the biggest problem in White Center and environs right now, according to a King County Sheriff’s Office briefing at a public-safety forum we covered there last week.) Here’s the official SPD auto-theft-prevention advice.

Otherwise, Lt. Davis reported, burglaries and car prowls are “down to an acceptable low right now”; in response to an attendee’s question, he said there is still no new information to release in the Beach Drive murder of Greggette Guy two months ago. The group also heard from Heather Turner of Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims; she briefly described the many resources they offer – find them all here.

3 Replies to "Auto theft up, police tell West Seattle Crime Prevention Council"

  • Kate K May 16, 2012 (9:45 am)

    No mention of using an anti-theft device like “The Club” in their recommendations. I figured mine would at least slow them down or encourage them to move on to the next car.

  • dervish May 16, 2012 (10:00 am)

    Right there in the list:

    “Use an anti-theft device whenever you leave your car .”

  • lookingforlogic May 17, 2012 (10:48 am)

    When you gotta steal something, and the car is empty of stuff to steal, Just steal the car.

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